Homemade candy can be easy to make—just try this five-ingredient toffee. It's great for holiday gift-giving!

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About 36 candies

cup sugar
cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
cup water
cup semisweet, dark or milk chocolate chips
cup finely chopped pecans
  1. In heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar, butter and water to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 13 minutes, stirring constantly, to 300°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads that break easily. (Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.)
  2. Immediately pour toffee onto ungreased large cookie sheet. If necessary, quickly spread mixture to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand about 1 minute or until chips are completely softened. Spread softened chocolate evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour, or refrigerate if desired, until firm. Break into bite-size pieces. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
Makes About 36 candies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Packaging gifts for the holidays can be as fun as making them. Wrap coffee tins with holiday paper or foil. Fill with Toffee, separating layers with colored tissue paper or waxed paper.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 35mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.